History Main / RelationshipWritingFumble

14th Jun '18 1:14:23 PM DarkPhoenix94
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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' seems to have had this develop between Carol and Harry, who were intended to be JustFriends and PlatonicLifePartners. Despite that, there's some quite obvious [[UnresolvedSexualTension chemistry]] between the two and WordOfGod has admitted that Harry, for his part, is potentially interested in a RelationshipUpgrade, but more than happy for things to remain as they are, making it an AnchoredShip. It has also been hinted that they will get together at some point in the future, but it probably won't last. As it is, though, they're still young teens, so it's not going anywhere. Yet.

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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' seems to have had this develop between Carol and Harry, who were intended to be JustFriends and PlatonicLifePartners. Despite that, there's there was some quite obvious [[UnresolvedSexualTension chemistry]] between the two from the start and WordOfGod has admitted - after about forty chapters of vagueness - wound up grudgingly admitting that Harry, for the [[PortmanteauCoupleName ship name]] was cute, before apparently throwing up his part, is potentially interested in a RelationshipUpgrade, but arms, declaring that IJustWriteTheThing, and deciding to go with it. He's also added that by the sequel, both are more than happy for JustFriends, with literally ''[[EveryoneCanSeeIt everyone]]'' being able to see it and their protestations ''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis that they. Are. Not. Flirting]]'' being treated as a RunningGag. On a more serious note, both have tacitly admitted to being in love with each other, but with both of their issues (which are many, and varied), the two of them decided to keep things to remain as they are, are for the time being, making it an AnchoredShip. It has also been hinted that they will get together at some point in the future, but it probably won't last. As it is, though, they're still young teens, so it's not going anywhere. Yet.For now.
12th Jun '18 11:49:21 AM BatmanKalEl
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** Zuko and Katara have a number of moments that look like ShipTease and UnresolvedSexualTension, even [[FoeYay before]] [[VillainousCrush before Zuko's]] HeelFaceTurn. There is the infamous moment when they're in a cave together and Katara touches Zuko's scar, after Zuko joins their group they spend a lot of time together, and Zuko attempts a HeroicSacrifice for Katara in the finale which ends up with Katara craddling Zuko. Many thought that Katara was [[BettyAndVeronica the Betty to Mai's Veronica]] and that the series was exploring Zuko's feelings for Katara after he ran off from Mai, however nothing happened. WordOfGod is that they were never intended to be a couple. This was poked fun at in the Ember Island Players play, where Zuko and Katara are head-over-heels for each other (which makes the real Zuko very uncomfortable).

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** Zuko and Katara have a number of moments that look like ShipTease and UnresolvedSexualTension, even [[FoeYay before]] [[VillainousCrush before [[VillainousCrush Zuko's]] HeelFaceTurn. There is the infamous moment when they're in a cave together and Katara touches Zuko's scar, after Zuko joins their group they spend a lot of time together, and Zuko attempts a HeroicSacrifice for Katara in the finale which ends up with Katara craddling Zuko. Many thought that Katara was [[BettyAndVeronica the Betty to Mai's Veronica]] and that the series was exploring Zuko's feelings for Katara after he ran off from Mai, however nothing happened. WordOfGod is that they were never intended to be a couple. This was poked fun at in the Ember Island Players play, where Zuko and Katara are head-over-heels for each other (which makes the real Zuko very uncomfortable).
8th Jun '18 9:23:50 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] as there are a huge chunk of fans who don't see it that way
2nd Jun '18 9:20:47 AM TheMountainKing
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* HoYay or MediaWatchdog bait in a [[AvoidTheDreadedGRating G-Rated]] series.

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* HoYay or MediaWatchdog bait in a [[AvoidTheDreadedGRating G-Rated]] series.
31st May '18 3:48:36 PM WillKeaton
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* WordOfGod reveals that this trope occurred between Creator/{{CLAMP}} members in the early chapters of ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura''. The artist thought that Tomoyo had a crush on main character Sakura's older brother Touya, while the story writer actually meant for her to be in love with Sakura herself. When the artist found out her mistake, they quickly {{retcon}}ned the instances of Tomoyo blushing around Touya to be due to Touya (specifically, Touya's ears) reminding her of Sakura. [[http://usomitai.livejournal.com/68511.html CLAMP had a good laugh about this in a post-series interview]].

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* WordOfGod reveals that this trope occurred between Creator/{{CLAMP}} members in the early chapters of ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura''. The artist thought that Tomoyo had a crush on main character Sakura's older brother Touya, while the story writer actually meant for her to be in love with Sakura herself. When the artist found out her mistake, they quickly {{retcon}}ned the instances of Tomoyo blushing around Touya to be due to Touya (specifically, Touya's ears) reminding her of Sakura. [[http://usomitai.livejournal.com/68511.html CLAMP had a good laugh about this in a post-series interview]].interview.]]
31st May '18 1:53:43 PM YuunoaAndMikrulShipper
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** Subverted as there are a huge chunk of fans who don't see it that way

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** Subverted [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] as there are a huge chunk of fans who don't see it that way
31st May '18 1:52:37 PM YuunoaAndMikrulShipper
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** Subverted as there are a huge chunk of fans who don't see it that way
28th May '18 2:10:38 AM thecouchwitch
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*** The entire game, practically. The story's constant focus on the relationship between Noctis and his three male friends, combined with his obvious reluctance to get married, can come across as him being a closeted gay man and marrying purely for politics. It doesn't help that he only interacts with his canon love interest in two or three scenes on-screen, while there are entire quests called "Tours" dedicated to Noctis just hanging out and bonding with any three of his friends one-on-one.
26th May '18 12:43:11 PM Pamina
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* In ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' Anna is interested in both Hans and Kristoff, with varied conclusions, but both fall into StrangledByTheRedString in different ways and Anna ultimately has ''way'' more romantic subtext with [[IncestSubtext her sister Elsa]] than either of them. The coronation scene where Anna tries to compliment Elsa comes off more as flirty than romantic, as does her reaction to Elsa's new appearance when they reunite. It doesn't hurt that the ActOfTrueLove that saves the day is between the two of them; in context it's sisterly love, but given Disney has spent almost a century showing True Love as romance and ''only'' romance, it's quite a mixed message.

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* In ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' Anna is interested in both Hans and Kristoff, with varied conclusions, but both fall into StrangledByTheRedString in different ways (although [[spoiler: in Hans's case this was intentional]]) and Anna ultimately has ''way'' more romantic subtext with [[IncestSubtext her sister Elsa]] than either of them. The coronation scene where Anna tries to compliment Elsa comes off more as flirty than romantic, sisterly, as does her reaction to Elsa's new appearance when they reunite. It doesn't hurt that the ActOfTrueLove that saves the day is between the two of them; in context it's sisterly love, but given Disney has spent almost a century showing True Love as romance and ''only'' romance, it's quite a mixed message.
21st May '18 11:52:54 PM TheMountainKing
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** Aang and Katara's relationship comes off as more familial than romantic at times as Katara acts as the mature TeamMom to the goofy KidHero Aang. The WillTheyOrWontThey aspect is dragged along and beaten to death until the very end of the series finale. Many fans of the show were actually surprised that the two turned out to be the OfficialCouple rather than a RomanticFalseLead or RedHerring and this is even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] a couple of times throughout the series by the writers, most prominently in Ember Island Players where actress Katara says she loves Aang like a brother. It doesn't help that Katara is a MasterOfTheMixedMessage towards Aang but she had a huge and very obvious attraction to Jet, this only makes her feelings for Aang look strictly platonic in comparison.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' had this, resulting in (yet another) shipping war. Mako had dated both Korra and Asami, but the writers made it insufficiently clear to the fans when one couple had broken up, which they interpreted to mean that he had no problem having two girlfriends at the same time. [[spoiler:Particularly HilariousInHindsight now that Korra and Asami are the OfficialCouple.]]
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